Bird bound feat. Hendrik Walcher

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August 2015
In the early 2000s I curated a sound art series called Alula Ton Serien.
I think it was the concert series where I met Hendrik Walcher, an ornithologist
and sound recordist for the first time.
I remember not very detailed at things from that time, simply because
I was so busy these days. But I vividly remember someone who enthusiastically
told me that he finally could manage to get a sound recording of a Common
Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos.  It was Hendrik.
At this time my activities slowly shifted from sound art to sound recording,
especially wildlife sounds. He has made me really curious about these
Nightingales
and so much more!!

Years later Hendrik again got in contact with me. Well, time to celebrate
our renewed contact a little bit!

Listen to Hendrik’s recording he told me about back in 2005:


050513, Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos, song, Weimar, Germany, Soundman OKM II
© Hendrik Walcher

Here are two of my recent recordings from 2015. Both show the same
unpaired individual – recorded with two different microphone arrays
for comparison.


PFR10850, 1-11, 150525, Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos, nocturnal song, Leipzig, Germany, DPA4060


PFR10873, 1-11, 150602, Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos, nocturnal song, Leipzig, Germany, MS-Stereo